“You can die, you can literally drown, you can literally break your body in half…” said Clyde Aikau, describing the intensity of big wave charging.
The brother of a legend, Clyde is able to distinguish the athlete who best embodies the soul and drive of Eddie Aikau in today’s scene. One incredible athlete that sticks in Clyde’s mind is California born big wave warrior, Greg Long. Long’s countless successes in the world of big wave surfing and endless desire to conquer the largest waves on the planet just for his own pleasure, makes Clyde Aikau believe that Long resembles his dearly missed brother more than any other athlete in the water today.
Listen to Clyde’s take on big wave surfing in the Quiksilver video, “Who is the Modern Day Eddie Aikau?” from the perspective of a blood relative to one of the best big wave competitors in the world.